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Robotic Cables: Maintenance and Replacement

 

Cables are the arteries of robotic systems - without them the robot can't function. Depending on the model, robotic cables are routed externally or internally. They provide connections between the controller and the base, the robot joints, and the EOAT.

robotic cables

When it comes to robotic cabling, proper preventive maintenance is very important. It makes sense to find and solve cabling problems before they cause a temporary stop in production. Some environments are harder on robotic cabling than others. Foundry and welding settings can be damaging to cabling. In the way, applications that require quick repetitive movements will be more wearing than others.

What to Remember with Internal Cabling

Check your robotic cables periodically for wearing or cracks. Inspect your internal cabling at each joint, where it is most under stress.

What to Remember with External Cabling

External robotic cabling should follow natural pathways, typically down the length of the robot arm so it doesn't inhibit movement or get in the way. Prevent costly damage to your external cabling by routing it off the ground when possible, out of traffic patterns, and away from EOAT and parts. Furthermore, cable length should be taken into consideration as well. Cables that are too long tend to snag more easily.

Careful Integration:

RobotWorx' sales and integration experts will find the right cabling for your needs. When you purchase a robotic workcell from us, we'll make sure the cabling is routed correctly and safely. We'll work with your application and model to choose the best cabling for the job (high flex or standard for example).

RobotWorx offers a variety of robotic cabling options for low prices. Contact RobotWorx for replacement robotic cables online or at 740-251-4312.